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Homilies & Addresses The Rev'd Paul Reynolds, Aunty Dr Rose Elu, The Rev'd Bradley Hauff and The Rt. Rev'd Te Kitohi Pikaahu Homilies & Addresses

Anglican Indigenous Network: Lambeth Conference 2022

“God calls us to respect one another. This, in part at least, involves respecting people’s territories, traditions and protocols; seeking counsel and consent; and, caring for one another. Respect is also about being welcoming and inclusive. When respect is fostered, harmony presides. When respect is denied, harm is caused,” says Aunty Dr Rose Elu in her Lambeth Conference Anglican Indigenous Network address

In May 2022, Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Meisha, Coedie and Nathan welcomed Cathedral parishioner Angie Mooney to Country, where they are keeping vigil near the Adani Carmichael mine
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Pilgrimage to the Waddananggu community

“I am very grateful to the Waddananggu community for welcoming me. It was such a privilege to be so welcomed to their Country and to learn about their culture and history. I felt empowered and humbled by their welcome. The Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners make everyone an ‘us’ – they are inclusive of all even though they have been ‘othered’ since colonisation,” says Cathedral parishioner Angie Mooney

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Buiyaw Thoethupoegay (The Coming of The Light prayer)

On 1 July annually, Torres Strait Islanders celebrate the anniversary of “The Coming of The Light” when the London Missionary Society and Melanesian leaders landed on Erub in 1871, introducing the Bible to the people who lived there. Hear Saibai Elder Aunty Dr Rose Elu share the Buiyaw Thoethupoegay (The Coming of The Light prayer) in Kalaw Kawaw Ya in this special video

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Torres Strait Islander parishioners celebrate Mabo Day

Dancer and singers celebrate the 30th anniversary of the landmark High Court Mabo case decision on Friday 3 June 2022 in the church hall of Holy Trinity, Fortitude Valley. The musicians are led by parishioner Uncle Rupert, whose chieftain great-great-great grandfather received the Bible in 1871 from London Missionary Society and Melanesian Christians. The dancers are from the Malu Kiai Mura Buai Dance Company, and include many Torres Strait Islander parishioners. People from across our Diocesan community gathered for the special service and the spirited fellowship time

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The Mabo case 30 years on: still an icon of rightness and fairness

“The landmark Mabo case has become an icon of rightness and fairness, particularly demonstrated in this oft-quoted line from the classic 1997 film The Castle: “In summing up, it’s the Constitution, it’s Mabo, it’s justice, it’s law, it’s the vibe’,” says Saibai Elder Aunty Dr Rose Elu, as National Reconciliation Week continues